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RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2009 .

An unfailingly evocative, dramatic use of popular themes has always characterised Ford’s sound-tracks…the columns of cavalry, the wagon trains, the galloping riders move across the vast Western landscapes to tunes whose compulsive beat reinforces the zest, exhilaration and spaciousness of the images; dances and sing-songs are enjoyed for their own sakes; moments of quiet feeling, of meditation or of death are given special tenderness by the songs which softly accompany them. Lindsay Anderson

• John Wayne and John Ford – a friendship and professional collaboration that spanned five decades which changed each other’s lives, changed the movies, and in the process, changed the way America saw itself.

• Music from the Westerns of John Wayne and John Ford comprises original music themes and popular songs from seven classic Westerns that these giants of cinema made together.

• The set begins with Stagecoach, the film that is really the blueprint for all Westerns, that made an instant star of the young Wayne and in which Ford used the primal beauty of Monument Valley for the first time (A landscape that in cinematic terms Ford would make his own); through Ford’s famous Cavalry Trilogy (Fort Apache, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande), to the director¹s Christmas fable in the Arizona desert, 3 Godfathers, to his paintery masterpiece The Searchers, which prompted Orson Welles to describe Ford as “the greatest poet cinema has given us”, and concluding with the director¹s only Civil War feature, The Horse Soldiers.

• The historical significance of this edition should be noted; these are the original recordings, not modern re-recordings. All of the emphasis is on authenticity and on establishing the extraordinary atmosphere of the Old West that Wayne and Ford so intelligently, so thrillingly put up on the screen.

TRACK LISTING

STAGECOACH (1939)
1. STAGECOACH THEME – Starlight Orchestra
FORT APACHE (1948)
2. MAIN THEME – Richard Hageman
3. SWEET GENEVIEVE – Dick Foran
3 GODFATHERS (1948)
4. 3 GODFATHERS – MAIN THEME – Richard Hageman
5. THE BEAUTIFUL RIVER (SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER) – Harry Carey Jnr
SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949)
6. MAIN THEME – Richard Hageman
RIO GRANDE (1950)
7. MAIN THEME
8. YELLOW STRIPES – The Sons Of Pioneers
9. I’LL TAKE YOU HOME AGAIN, KATHLEEN –
The Sons Of Pioneers
10. DISPOSSESSED
11. CATTLE CALL – The Sons Of Pioneers
12. AHA, SAN ANTONE – Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr.
and Claude Jarman, Jr.
13. REUNION
14. INDIAN RAID / ESCAPE
15. THE ERIE CANAL – The Sons Of Pioneers
16. LAUNDRESSES’ ROW
17. MY GAL IS PURPLE – The Sons Of Pioneers
18. DOWN BY THE GLEN SIDE – The Sons Of Pioneers
19. FOOTSORE CAVALRY – The Sons Of Pioneers
20. TYREE MEETS WAGON TRAIN / INDIAN ATTACK
21. COMING HOME
22. DIXIE (END TITLE)
THE SEARCHERS (1956)
23. RIDE AWAY – Danny Knight
THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959)
24. DIXIE
25. I LEFT MY LOVE (VOCAL)
26. LORENA
27. BONNIE BLUE FLAG (VOCAL)
28. I LEFT MY LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL)
29. WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME (INSTRUMENTAL)
30. BONNIE BLUE FLAG (INSTRUMENTAL)
31. THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME (VOCAL)
32. DEEP RIVER / LORENA
33. KINGDOM COMING
34. TENTING TONIGHT
35. BY THE CAMPFIRE
36. WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME (VOCAL)

Weight 200 kg
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STAGECOACH (1939)
1. STAGECOACH THEME - Starlight Orchestra
FORT APACHE (1948)
2. MAIN THEME - Richard Hageman
3. SWEET GENEVIEVE - Dick Foran
3 GODFATHERS (1948)
4. 3 GODFATHERS - MAIN THEME - Richard Hageman
5. THE BEAUTIFUL RIVER (SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER) - Harry Carey Jnr
SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949)
6. MAIN THEME - Richard Hageman
RIO GRANDE (1950)
7. MAIN THEME
8. YELLOW STRIPES - The Sons Of Pioneers
9. I'LL TAKE YOU HOME AGAIN, KATHLEEN –
The Sons Of Pioneers
10. DISPOSSESSED
11. CATTLE CALL - The Sons Of Pioneers
12. AHA, SAN ANTONE - Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr.
and Claude Jarman, Jr.
13. REUNION
14. INDIAN RAID / ESCAPE
15. THE ERIE CANAL - The Sons Of Pioneers
16. LAUNDRESSES' ROW
17. MY GAL IS PURPLE - The Sons Of Pioneers
18. DOWN BY THE GLEN SIDE - The Sons Of Pioneers
19. FOOTSORE CAVALRY - The Sons Of Pioneers
20. TYREE MEETS WAGON TRAIN / INDIAN ATTACK
21. COMING HOME
22. DIXIE (END TITLE)
THE SEARCHERS (1956)
23. RIDE AWAY - Danny Knight
THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959)
24. DIXIE
25. I LEFT MY LOVE (VOCAL)
26. LORENA
27. BONNIE BLUE FLAG (VOCAL)
28. I LEFT MY LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL)
29. WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME (INSTRUMENTAL)
30. BONNIE BLUE FLAG (INSTRUMENTAL)
31. THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME (VOCAL)
32. DEEP RIVER / LORENA
33. KINGDOM COMING
34. TENTING TONIGHT
35. BY THE CAMPFIRE
36. WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME (VOCAL)